Category: Family Activities

Create Your Own Sidewalk Chalk Paint This Summer

child playing hopscotch on painted pavement
Summertime is primetime for outdoor activities, from sports to pool days and much more. It’s a great occasion to bring your family’s creative inclinations outside as well. When the sun’s out, your driveway can become a canvas for their artwork, and you don’t even have to buy sidewalk chalk to... [read more]

Fun Ideas To Celebrate Dad

Family preparing meal in backyard
Father’s Day is a day of appreciation for all the great dads in your life. If you’re not sure how to celebrate this year, don’t worry, we have plenty of fun ideas of ways to celebrate him. Fondue Dinner Fondue or Fundue? There are so many great fondue recipes you can find... [read more]

Take On Your Next Adventure With Texas State Railroad

boy travelling on train with mother
The Texas State Railroad is a historic railroad traveling 25 miles between Palestine and Rusk. Book your trip online today to experience an authentic train ride with all sorts of fancy amenities. You can even stop in to enjoy the depots or plan a stay at the campground. See what... [read more]

Slide Into Summer With A DIY Slip ’N Slide

Smiling girl sliding down an outdoor slip and slide
Keeping the kids entertained all summer long can be quite a daunting task, especially with the extreme Texas summer heat. You might think that if you don't have a pool or store-bought water toys, it's best to protect the littles from the heat and keep them inside. Although, that's not... [read more]

Outdoor Games For The Whole Family

Cornhole set with red and blue bean bags
Summer is the season of backyard barbecues, after-dinner strolls, and outdoor fun of all kinds. And if you're looking for a new way for your family to enjoy the long lazy days of summer together, we've got some fantastic ideas for you! These outdoor games are sure to liven up... [read more]

Last-Minute Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree
Some people put their Christmas tree up before the last of the Halloween candy has been devoured. Others insist on waiting until after Thanksgiving before decking their halls. And still others take a more leisurely approach, perhaps waiting until the holiday spirit hits. On years when it hits a little... [read more]